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What is a Future Bet for a Sports Betting Event?

What is a Future Bet for a Sports Betting Event?

Futures are single wagers placed on the outcomes of future events. For example, a future bet may involve picking the winner of the Super Bowl, the World Series, or the Stanley Cup.

NFL future wagers are very popular bets for professional gamblers. A few weeks prior to the start of every NFL season Las Vegas and online sportsbooks will post future betting odds on the projected season win totals for each NFL team. Sports bettors may bet over or under the projected win total posted on the betting board. Odds on each individual team may change throughout the preseason. When you place your bet on a team in a season win future bet the odds at the time of betting remain the same. Professional gamblers who bet on season win totals follow the best practices. A good practice for gamblers is to keep up with the offseason player movement. With free agency players will often change teams. More importantly NFL teams will address needs and the sports betting professionals pay close attention to the running back and the offensive line position. A good running game in the NFL can make up for faults from the teams starting quarterback. Defenses who respect the opponents running game cannot sit deep in coverage. The linebackers will inch closer to the line of scrimmage creating more space for wide receivers as they run their routes and making play action passing more effective. The NFL draft is much hyped but rookies coming into the league will not have the same impact like we see in the NBA. A best practice for sports betting professionals is tracking coaching moves. Offensive and defensive coordinator movements make a huge impact on teams. Each coordinator has a system and in order for it to be effective the team needs the right players to play in their system. Professional NFL betting gamblers will look at each teams depth chart looking if the team has the right personnel to meet the needs of an incoming offensive or defensive coordinator. Sites like keep the sports betting public informed with off season news.

Future betting on season win totals is also available on the major college football programs. Sports betting professionals who bet into Las Vegas or online sportsbook posted odds would look for a few things when betting over or under the season win total for college football teams. Many gambling professionals will look for the amount of returning starters each season. This can make a huge impact on a college football teams season as collegiate athletes have a heavy classroom workload at their major university. College football teams simply cannot put in enough work on the practice field and less experienced teams are often at a disadvantage early in the season. Another important issue to look at is the college football teams upcoming schedule. Like in all sports winning on the road is tough and you want to look for the teams schedule and more importantly are their most difficult games at home or on the road.

Sports betting professionals who make future bets on season win projections in Major League Baseball will look at pitching staffs. The pitching position in baseball has the most impact in the outcome of baseball games. A best practice for sports bettors is tracking the offseason player movement and keeping a close eye on each teams starting 5 in their pitching rotation. Gamblers also keep a fine eye on major league baseball teams back end of their bullpen. The backend of the bullpen is of most importance as teams look to protect leads late in the game. A set up man who enters the 8th inning and the closer who protects close leads in the 9th inning are of great importance to sports betting professionals as Las Vegas or online sportsbooks.

In all circumstances the odds are usually given in fractional format (e.g., 4/1). All wagers have action, regardless of relocation or name changes.